Obituaries

Kenneth Llewellyn Halpin

Kenneth L. Halpin, known to most as Ken, or Kenny, age 74, died June 2, 2103.

“He crossed the valley to the other side,” his family said. “He is with Jesus. He is home.”

A family only graveside service was held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. His family welcomes everyone to attend a memorial service honoring Kenny’s life at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett Street.

Donald Lee Ledger

Donald Ledger, 81, passed away at The Ark in Homer on May 20, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. There will be a celebration of Don’s life at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Anchor Point Church of Christ. A dessert potluck will follow. 

Lawrence Rogers

Jan. 22, 1925-May 25, 2013

Lawrence Rogers, 88, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Homer. A memorial service will be held at the Homer Elks Lodge on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Lawrence was born to Willie and Lela Rogers in Abilene, Texas, on Jan. 22, 1925. He was raised on farms and attended school in several towns in Texas.  Lawrence graduated in 1943 from Aspermont High School and joined the military service one day later. 

Daniel Lee Mershon

Friends of Dan Mershon are invited to a celebration of his life from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse. Dan died Nov. 2, 2012, while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. A full obituary was published in the Nov. 16, 2012, Homer News.

Sandra L. Jensen

Homer resident Mrs. Sandra Lauretta Jensen, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home in Homer. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated high school in Minnesota and in 1984 moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Nome and finally Homer. Before she moved to Alaska she worked as a bartender in Ideal Corners, Minn., for about five years. Sandra loved to garden, collect antique tools and reading history about Alaska.  

Dawn Ann Drake

Kasilof resident Mrs. Dawn Ann Drake, 52, died Monday, April 29, 2013, in Goodyear, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services are at  3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at The Star of The North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai. Rev. Corbie Cross officiates. Mrs. Drake will be laid to rest following the services at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mrs. Drake was born May 19, 1960, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received her high school diploma in Homer.

Shawn L. Baker

Shawn L. Baker, 50, of Weed, Calif., was tragically taken from us on April 24, 2013. 

Services were held 4 p.m. May 3, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Mount Shasta, Calif. Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Shawn was born April 4, 1963, in Albuquerque, N.M., and is a former resident of Anchor Point and Camarillo, Calif. He has been a Siskiyou County resident for the past 14 years. 

Donna Muscia-Fields

Donna Muscia-Fields, 66, transitioned from this life on April 22, 2013, in Homer surrounded by the love of her many friends. A memorial celebration is at 2 p.m. May 4, 2013, at the Alaska Center for Spiritual Living, 929 East 81st Ave., behind Black Elk off Old Seward Highway in Anchorage. Donna’s favorite desserts will follow.

Howard O. Houglum

 

 

Anchor Point resident Mr. Howard Orvis Houglum, 64, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Richard L. Sprague

Richard Lewis Sprague, 96, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He had suffered from, and many times rallied through, heart problems. He succumbed to congestive heart failure.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Homer at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Virginia L. Cundiff

Longtime Homer area resident Virginia L. Cundiff, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital.

A celebration of her life and potluck is at noon Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Homer Elks Lodge. Her cremated remains will be placed near Augustine Volcano so she can be seen from her dining room window on a clear day.

Virginia was born March 1, 1925. She was raised in Mooresville, Mo., near Chillicothe. Her father was a brick mason and contractor.

Frances Downes

Frances Downes, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at her son’s home in Copper Center, Alaska.

Memorial services were held April 7, 2013, at Mount Drum Lutheran Church in Copper Center. Pastor Todd Roeske officiated. Additional services will be held in New Mexico at a later date. Her ashes will be scattered with her husband’s ashes in Willard, N.M., where they had met.

Jeanne Ashment See

Jeanne Ashment See, 60, passed away Feb. 26, 2013, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. A memorial service is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Grace Bible Church in the Kachemak Community Center, East End Road and Bear Creek Drive.

Janet Meehan

Janet Meehan, 89, died on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Her ashes will be spread on the family homestead in Anchor Point this summer.

Janet Meehan was born Nov. 24, 1923, in White Plains, N.Y. She was 12 when she decided that she wanted to live in Alaska. Years later she persuaded her husband, Bill Rabich, to trade his plans of sunshine and sailboats for her Alaska adventure. In 1950, they packed their baby daughter into a World War II Jeep and drove over the Alaska Highway into Alaska, settling in Anchor Point.  

David Schei

David Elmer Schei, a longtime resident of Alaska, died March 11, 2013. He was 59 years old. David currently resided in Fairbanks and had previously spent many years in Homer. 

He was born April 10, 1953, to Helen (Ludvigson) and Elmer Schei. He is survived by his son, Justin Schei, of Enumclaw, Wash.; siblings, Judy Schei Barrows, of Marysville, Wash., Daniel Schei of Rockport, Wash., and John Schei of Yakima, Wash.

George K. Seaton

 

 

George Kenneth Seaton, father of Paul Seaton, passed on peacefully at home on March 14, 2013, with family by his side. Born Feb. 7, 1909, Ken had recently celebrated his 104th birthday with a family reunion at his home in California. He was a remarkable man, loved and admired by many — a role model for family and friends alike.

Karen S. Flyum

Longtime Homer resident Mrs. Karen Sue Flyum, 68, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her home in Homer. Memorial services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Homer Elks Lodge, 215 W. Jenny Lane in Homer. 

Thelma M. “Teena” Schnepel

Homer resident Thelma M. "Teena" Schnepel, 87, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road.

Thelma was born Jan. 13, 1926, in New York City and was a high school graduate. She moved to Homer in 2005 and was a housewife.

Blossom Bettie Nelson

Blossom Bettie (Luhrsen) Nelson, 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Anchorage on March 4, 2013. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Sept. 24, 1918, to Gustav and Minnie Luhrsen. On April 8, 1939, she married George Nelson and from there the five Nelson girls were born.

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